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Surf’s Up at NorthSouth Books

It might be 15 degrees in NYC today, but in our imagination we’re at the beach! Actually, we’ve been working devotedly on a new favorite title-Surf’s Up! Written by Kwame Alexander (most recent Newbery Award winner) and illustrated by Daniel Miyares (tremendously talented author of Float) – this is a book that really inspired everyone at NorthSouth.

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Our enthusiasm was validated with a starred review from Kirkus, who called the book “A warmhearted tribute to reading.”  Junior Library Guild chose Surf’s Up as a selection for Spring 2016.  And right now we are feverishly confirming events and working forward to this summer, and our Surf’s Up Wowie-Kazowie Summer Reading Parties.
If you’re a librarian and you’ll be ALA, you can get a sneak peek at Surf’s Up on Sunday January 1oth at 3:30, when Kwame will sign a limited number of copies at the Children’s Plus booth #2043.
If you’re not going to ALA, enjoy the book trailer, narrated by Kwame, and guaranteed to take you to a warmer place in your imagination.

A Holiday Gift Guide from NorthSouth Books!

The traditional tales....

24 Stories for Advent
by Brigitte Weninger
illustrated by Eve Tharlet
The Night Before Christmas
The Night Before Christmas
by Clement C. Moore
illustrated by Ted Rand
Advent StoryBook
Advent Storybook
by Antonie Schneider
illustrated by Maja Dusíková

The beautiful collections...

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum illustrated by Lizbeth Zwerger
The Wizard of Oz
by L. Frank Baum
illustrated by Lizbeth Zwerger
The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor Retold by Said Illustrated by Rashin
The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor
Retold by Said
Illustrated by Rashin
The Jungle Books: The Mowgli Stories by Rudyard Kipling illustrated by Aljoscha Blau
The Jungle Books: The Mowgli Stories
by Rudyard Kipling
illustrated by Aljoscha Blau

For the little fashionista...

Coco and the Little Black Dress by Annemarie Van Haeringen
Coco and the Little Black Dress
by Annemarie Van Haeringen

Stories to enjoy together....

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The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water
by Gemma Merino
The Fox Chase by Sven Nordqvist
The Fox Chase
by Sven Nordqvist
Moletown by Torben Kuhlmann
Moletown
by Torben Kuhlmann
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Mr. Squirrel and the Moon
by Sebastian Meschenmoser
Sleep Tight Little Bear
Sleep Tight, Little Bear
by Britta Techentrup

Happy Holidays from NorthSouth Books!